Made it up to Calexico and El Centro and back in the old red car not even a burp from the old car. As usual getting my prescription wasn’t entirely smooth. The pharmacy didn’t have enough of one of my prescriptions to fill it and I forgot to order another so the extra day saved me from a return trip.
Basically I spent a lot of money and have little to show for it. I found that the prices of a lot of things in the US have gone up noticeably. I did get some food items I have a craving for and nixed some other items because I have to lose a lot of weight. It seems with age and now a bad back I am gaining weight. I have given up sugar, bread, beer, rice, potatoes and (gasp) sodas. I sure hope I start to lose weight soon as I really need to get these excess pounds off my body. Being overweight and having a bad back and arthritis in my hips and knees is not a good combination.
While in the “Old Country” I found the traffic to be heavy and fast I guess I’m used to living in a small village that only on occasion has what can be called traffic. I wasn’t comfortable with all the people while shopping either-I’m spoiled for sure. The stores are so big and if you don’t know your way around you can get a lot of exercise walking back and forth looking for what you want. Another-words I was happy to get back to San Felipe to the peace and quiet (for now).
Today the wind started up early coming out of the North and for most of the day it blew over 25mph picking up sand and in general making a mess of things. Breakfast in town was interesting as it was Al Fresco and it was hard to keep the napkins on the table, we all left before the wind got worse.